Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> March 2, 1998

Fertilizer Stocks : Robert A. Koort – Salomon Smith Barney

ROBERT A. KOORT is the Director, Specialty Chemicals & Fertilizers at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. He also spent several years as a Chemical Engineer in the chemical industry and as an analyst at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Koort received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Institutional Investor (II) ranked Fertilizer Analyst. An avid golfer, Mr. Koort is married and has four pets. Profile
TWST: Bob, tell us first of all, how the fertilizer stocks performed in

1997 and then how they've done in 1998 year-to-date.

Mr. Koort: We've characterized '97 as an abysmal year for the